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WSU Lands Washington 4A Player of the Year, Viont'e Daniels

2 hours 35 min ago
According to Cougfan.com, Washington State men's basketball has landed Viont'e Daniels, the Associated Press, Tacoma News Tribune and Seattle Times 4A Player of the Year from Federal Way High School.

Seattle hails wage hike as Republicans block state minimum wage increase

6 hours 23 min ago
The first pay hike in Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage plan kicked in Wednesday, hours after Republican leaders signaled they won’t allow the Washington state Senate to vote on a more modest plan for a $12 statewide minimum wage. “You are setting the trend for America,” U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez told a boisterous gathering hosted at Island Soul. Theo Martin, owner of the popular Columbia ...

Obama’s fast-track plan hits bumps in trade-dependent Washington state

9 hours 5 min ago
President Barack Obama’s trade agenda has hit a couple of speed bumps in recent days in Washington state, which often bills itself as the nation’s most trade-dependent state. Click to Continue »

Washington assistant Otzelberger returns to Iowa State

10 hours 44 min ago
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Washington assistant T.J. Otzelberger is returning to Iowa State after two seasons in Seattle.

Gonzaga Downs Washington State, 5-4

22 hours 5 min ago
Gonzaga beat Washington State, 5-4, Monday at the Patterson Baseball Complex. 

Holmes, Washington score low in annual state health rankings

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:44
HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The annual State Health Rankings, released earlier this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranks Holmes and Washington counties among the lowest of the state's 67 counties for overall health.

Holmes, Washington score low in annual state health rankings

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:40
HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The annual State Health Rankings, released earlier this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranks Holmes and Washington counties among the lowest of the state's 67 counties for overall health.

Washington auditor's office releases grand jury documents

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:29
The Washington State Auditor's Office on Tuesday released copies of the documents it turned over as part of a federal investigation involving elected auditor Troy Kelley, but they seemed to shed little light on the matter.

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.

Washington State losing three players to transfer

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:02
Head coach Ernie Kent is losing three first-year players after his first season at the helm.

Father of Washington school shooter arrested on gun charge

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:37
SEATTLE (AP) — The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates and himself last fall was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge that he was barred from possessing the gun his son used in the shooting.

Park free at state parks for two days in April

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:31
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in April. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks on April 4, a springtime free Saturday, and April 22, Earth Day. Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or [...]

Washington State Medical Association Responds to Senate Budget

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 09:29
OLYMPIA, Wash., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders in the Washington State Senate released a budget proposal today that attempts to fund education and make needed investments in health care without raising taxes. Senate leaders unveiled a $38 billion two-year state...

Washington school shooter's father charged with illegal gun possession

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:19
The father of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates then killed himself at a Washington state high school last year was arrested on Tuesday and charged with illegally purchasing the handgun used in the rampage, federal prosecutors said. Jaylen Fryberg, a 15-year-old freshman, opened fire inside a cafeteria at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October, killing four students and ...

Washington school shooter's father charged with illegal gun possession

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:19
The father of a teenager who fatally shot four classmates then killed himself at a Washington state high school last year was arrested on Tuesday and charged with illegally purchasing the handgun used in the rampage, federal prosecutors said. Jaylen Fryberg, a 15-year-old freshman, opened fire inside a cafeteria at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October, killing four students and ...

State Department: Clinton sent only 4 emails about drones

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.

State of Washington considers banning palcohol

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 01:43
Olympia, Wa.-- Lawmakers in Washington state are considering a bill banning powdered alcohol, or palcohol. It's just powder, you add water to, shake and drink. The federal government approved it earlier this month, but it's up to each state to decide whether or not to permit sales. So far Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia have outlawed powdered alcohol ...

Washington State Boycotts Indiana Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:16
Washington State Boycotts Indiana Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law Washington State Boycotts Indiana Over Controversial Religious Freedom Law Politics washington, law, indiana, religious freedom, lgbt, discrimination, boycott, funding Has Been Optimized Washington Governor Jay Inslee announce on Monday his intention to ban state-funded travel to Indiana, in response to the state’s ...

State Department: Clinton sent only 4 emails about drones

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:40
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance progr

Indiana Religious Freedom Law Prompts State Travel Ban From Connecticut, Washington

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:26
While Indiana Gov. Mike Pence insists the Religious Restoration Act he signed into law will not be changed, Connecticut and Washington state are standing up against its anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender implications by refusing to allocate any state funds for travel to Indiana.